New Life #410 – The Judicial System In Society, Part 2

New Life #410 –  The Judicial System In Society, Part 2
Dr. Michael Laitman in conversation with Oren Levi and Yael Leshed-Harel


The accepted form of punishment in Israeli society today no longer works as a deterrent. How can education be a tool for correction in society instead of punishment?

The word “punishment” is incorrect. There should be correction, meaning an educational process to bring a person to function correctly.

How can we do this? We put a criminal into a society that functions on a high level. We show them good examples and teach them. Why do we do that? Because he previously saw examples in his society that were not good and he learned from them. So now we do the opposite. This is something like the strong social influence in rehabilitation groups from drugs or alcohol.

Today, a person who enters prison learns to be a greater criminal. An offender must learn about human nature and corrected relationships every day.

In the future, in “cities of refuge,” good examples will be provided, what is beneficial will be praised, and what is harmful will be denounced. Understandably, it is impossible today to move to this framework. Before that the entire population needs deep education.

Today we need to add Integral Education in all prisons. We have seen amazing results with this.
From KabTV’s “New Life #410 – The Judicial System in Society, Part 2,” 6/17/14

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